Winchester Low Carbon Board, and the organisations that shape Winchester District, including decisions, consultations and policies from Winchester City Council.


Winchester Action on Climate Change welcomed Winchester City Council’s decision to prioritise working towards a lower carbon and promoting a low carbon economy when the Council revised the Winchester Community Strategy at Cabinet on 4 December 2013.

Winchester City Council has listened to local people and put climate change back into the Community Strategy. See item 8 of the agenda for Cabinet on 4 December to read the full report.

Even more important than the location of a new Leisure Centre in Winchester is its long-term impact on the environment. The architect's brief for the new Leisure Centre should require a design with the smallest possible carbon footprint.

All the documents of the exhibition on the proposals for the replacement of the leisure centre in Winchester town are now on the Winchester City Council website.

Fracking isn't the way to cut our greenhouse gas emissions - see presentations from our expert speakers

WinACC does not support exploration for shale gas, or its extraction by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), either within Winchester District or elsewhere. Here are our reasons.

The deadline for the formal consultation on the proposal for a wind farm at Bullington Cross is passed, so the comments facility on the WCC website is closed. But we understand that emails to the planners will still be counted as they write their reports to the Planning Committee. So if you missed the deadline, do still write to...

On 8 April 2013, EDF Energy submitted its planning application for the proposed wind farm at Bullington Cross. To support the proposed wind farm, contact Winchester City Planners - here is the link. if you have any problems, go to planning and look for case 13/00800/FUL. For who to contact, WinACC's position,...

Hampshire County Council's policy to ban wind farms on County Council land is misguided and harmful.

Members of WinACC's Science and Technology Advisory Panel have published their predictions of what some aspects of life in Winchester could be like in the year 2015, expressed as they might be seen by someone living in that year.  Click here to view the Winchester in 2015 report.

Among the changes that they foresee are that sales of bottled water will have ‘almost dried up’ by 2015; there will have been a great uptake in home insulation – with virtually all houses with cavity walls properly insulated; an increase in youngsters cycling to school; and the demise of...



The Low Carbon Board was previously known as the Climate Change Programme Board, and was first set up as the High Quality Environment Group of the Winchester District Strategic Partnership. See the terms of reference.

We are grateful for the support of the University of Winchester whose Vice-chancellor Joy Carter is one of WinACC's patrons.

For more information on what Winchester City Council is doing on climate change, see their website .


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